key quotes for rits

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  • Key Quotes RITS
    • 'sometime between world war II and the present' pg 8
    • 'the sole natural light...which fights its way through this little window' pg 8
    • 'disappointment has already begun to hang in her face' pg 10
    • 'in his voice there is a quality of indictment' pg11
    • 'he rises and finds a cigarette in her handbag' pg13
    • 'when she speaks to him, her voice has become a very gentle tease' pg 14
    • 'his face fixed with masculine rigidity' pg 15
    • 'without even looking at his son, still staring hard at his wife' pg 16
    • 'rising and coming to her and standing over her' pg 17
    • 'a man needs for a woman to back him up' pg 17
    • 'don't nothing happem for you in this world unless you pay somebody off' pg 18
      • corruption
    • 'man say: i got to change my life, i'm choking to death, baby! And his woman say:...you eggs is getting cold!" pg 18
    • 'education has permeated her sense of english' pg 19
    • 'or just get married and be quiet' pg 22
    • 'nobody in this house is ever going to understand me' pg 22
    • 'i -i experiment with different forms of expression' pg 31
      • bennie teases walter about education
      • educational divide
    • 'as of she walks she still bears a basket' pg 23
    • 'brings in a feeble little plant growing doggedly' pg 23
      • fixing my plsnt so it wont get hurt none on the way 94
      • grabs her plant and goes out for the last time pg 120
      • plant motif symbolises bennie and watler
        • everytime mother looks after it she looks after them
    • 'we aint no business people ruth. we just plain working folks' pg 25
    • 'but liquor, honey-' pg 26
    • 'something white people get too' pg 26
    • 'she shakes her head at the dissolved dream' pg 28
    • 'aint nothing can tear at you like losing a baby' pg 28
    • 'crazy 'bout his children' pg 29
    • 'if i ever get married' pg 33
    • 'there simply is no blasted God' pg 34
    • 'theres something come down between me and them that don't let us understand each other' pg 35
    • 'into the phone' pg 37
    • 'dont think i ever met no african before' pg 38
    • 'mutilated hair and all' pg 43
    • 'the bell sounds suddenly and sharply and all three are stunned' pg 48
    • 'ten thousand dollars they give you. Ten thousand dollars' pg 49
    • 'WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE LISTEN TO ME TODAY!' PG 51
    • something eating you up like a crazy man' pg52
    • 'the future...a big, looming blank space - full of nothing' pg 54
    • because it is life pg 54
    • once upon a time freedom used to be life pg 54
    • 'im waiting to hear how you be your fathers son' pg 55
    • 'he sees what we cannot see, that he is a leader of his people' pg 58
    • 'your heritage is nothing but a bunch of raddedy asses sprituals...' pg 60
    • investment big, gamble big, hell, lose big if you have to' pg 63
    • but they teaching you how to be a man? pg 63
    • good night prometheus pg 64
    • cause we all tied up in a race pf people that dont know how to do nothing but moan, pray and have babies pg 65
    • you want some hot milk? pg 66
    • remember how we used to talk when travis was born...about the way we was going to live pg 67
    • theres a yard with a little patch of dirt where i could grow me some flowers pg 70
    • mama there aiint no coloured people living in clydbourne park pg 70
    • life therein pulses with happiness and not despiar...is there a whole lot of sunshine?  pg 71
    • so you butchered up a dream of mine - you - who always talking bout your children's dreams' pg 72
    • i want a nice (groping) simple (thoughtfully) sophisticated girl...not a poet okat pg73
    • mmmmmmm the youngers is too much for me pg 79
    • and i looked at the farms. and i drove and looked at the farms pg 81
    • im telling you to be the head of this family from now on like you supposed to be pg 82
    • daddy aint drunk. daddy aint going to never be drunk again pg 82
    • a business transaction thats going to change out lives pg 83
    • we'll go up to your room to see you sitting on the floor with the catalogues of all the great schools in america pg 84
    • hysterical promise and on the lastline he lifts travis high pg 84
    • he dances over to ruth and tries to get her to dance with him 86
    • his happiness is deep in him 86
    • quiet, good-looking middle aged white man pg 87
    • the Man of the House 88
    • it is one of these community organisations set up to look after - oh, you know, things like pg 89
    • cos sometimes its hard to let the the future begin pg 98
    • sobbing wildy: that money is made out of my fathers flesh p g 101
    • working and working and working like somebody's old horse pg 102
    • i wanted to cure 104
    • who gets and who dont get pg 112
    • i just get down on my black knees....Great White Father pg 114
    • we's ain't gwine come out deh...pg 114
    • he's no brother of min pg 115
    • really like a small boy, looking down at his shoes and then up at the man pg 117
    • starting to cry and facing the man eye to eye pg 117
    • we have deciided to move into our house becuase my father- my father- he a=earnt it' pg 118
    • gone what do you mean willy is gone? gone where?" pg
    • will is a good for nothing loud mouth pg 16
    • wearniiness had infact won in this room pg 1

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